Infographic of Opal name meaning, which is “The precious one,” in allusion to the jewel of the same name, from the Sanskrit upala, a precious stone. The stone, now in ill repute, was formerly carried as a talisman.
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Opal Name Popularity

How popular is the name Opal? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 87 1,021 0.29%
1911 83 1,170 0.3142%
1912 86 1,441 0.2857%
1913 85 1,618 0.2854%
1914 89 1,880 0.2698%
1915 90 2,461 0.2709%
1916 90 2,626 0.2718%
1917 94 2,528 0.2527%
1918 94 2,836 0.2642%
1919 98 2,638 0.2519%
1920 100 2,692 0.2421%
1921 103 2,701 0.2359%
1922 108 2,553 0.2292%
1923 113 2,349 0.2097%
1924 119 2,268 0.1953%
1925 129 2,095 0.1854%
1926 128 2,016 0.1833%
1927 141 1,728 0.1561%
1928 146 1,566 0.1464%
1929 150 1,434 0.1384%
1930 155 1,314 0.1258%
1931 168 1,066 0.108%
1932 178 1,031 0.1044%
1933 182 903 0.0969%
1934 198 876 0.0906%
1935 219 748 0.077%
1936 230 680 0.0706%
1937 252 594 0.0603%
1938 259 555 0.0542%
1939 262 526 0.0517%
1940 275 482 0.0453%
1941 312 398 0.0354%
1942 324 413 0.0327%
1943 339 397 0.0304%
1944 341 366 0.0295%
1945 380 302 0.0248%
1946 409 310 0.021%
1947 419 333 0.0199%
1948 479 237 0.0148%
1949 474 245 0.0152%
1950 547 181 0.0112%
1951 563 184 0.0109%
1952 567 184 0.0105%
1953 620 158 0.0089%
1954 691 135 0.0074%
1955 655 155 0.0084%
1956 768 113 0.006%
1957 769 123 0.0064%
1958 958 70 0.0037%
1959 975 69 0.0036%
1960 916 83 0.0044%
1961 1,072 59 0.0031%
1962 1,054 59 0.0032%
1963 1,127 48 0.0027%
1964 1,245 37 0.0021%
1965 1,148 42 0.0026%
1966 1,209 35 0.0022%
1967 1,499 20 0.0013%
1968 1,410 25 0.0017%
1969 1,519 23 0.0015%
1970 1,657 20 0.0013%
1971 1,339 37 0.0025%
1972 1,877 13 0.001%
1973 2,038 10 0.0008%
1974 1,722 17 0.0013%
1975 1,641 22 0.0017%
1976 1,406 33 0.0026%
1977 1,945 15 0.0011%
1978 1,813 19 0.0014%
1979 1,600 29 0.0021%
1980 1,751 24 0.0016%
1981 1,689 27 0.0018%
1982 2,004 17 0.0011%
1983 2,350 10 0.0007%
1984 3,168 5 0.0003%
1985 2,489 10 0.0007%
1986 2,724 7 0.0005%
1987 2,113 17 0.0011%
1988 0 0%
1989 3,394 6 0.0004%
1990 3,928 5 0.0003%
1991 0 0%
1992 0 0%
1993 3,751 5 0.0003%
1994 0 0%
1995 0 0%
1996 3,291 6 0.0004%
1997 2,693 11 0.0007%
1998 0 0%
1999 3,705 5 0.0003%
2000 0 0%
2001 3,973 5 0.0003%
2002 2,896 11 0.0007%
2003 3,478 6 0.0004%
2004 2,890 12 0.0008%
2005 3,793 5 0.0003%
2006 2,250 30 0.0019%
2007 2,348 27 0.0017%
2008 2,354 26 0.0017%
2009 2,513 20 0.0013%
2010 2,107 33 0.0023%
2011 1,760 51 0.0036%
2012 1,749 51 0.0036%
2013 1,608 64 0.0045%
2014 1,191 131 0.009%
2015 1,036 175 0.012%
2016 947 208 0.0144%
2017 811 264 0.0189%
2018 773 277 0.0202%
2019 627 393 0.029%

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What names are variants of Opal?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Opal.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Opalina

Gem, jewel

Indian (Sanskrit)

Opaline

Gem, jewel

Indian (Sanskrit)

Opall

Gem, jewel

Indian (Sanskrit)


What names sound like Opal?

If you like how Opal sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Opal.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Abila

Beautiful

Latin

Apple

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5 Comments

  1. Opal actually was a name of a little girl on a show we watched and we just loved the name and she was so cute! Her middle name, Jane, was my mother in laws name.

  2. I didn’t always love my name. Kids did make fun of me. Mopal, Scopal, My mother would buy me Opal jewelry hoping I would love the name. Eventually I did come to live and respect for he name.

  3. I simply love that simple and unique name. I thought naming my daughter Opal Zenovia

  4. We wanted a name that was unique. My husband and I are both old souls, so we wanted a name that would reflect our love for antiques and an era when life was simpler.

    • I LOVE my name and I have been told I have an old soul. I enjoy how simple it is to spell . As well as kids can’t come up with to many ways to pick on the name!


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